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and the new information environment." but it seems that for the last 20 to 30 years we've been debating the after broadcast news scenario. how do you assess it? >> well, um, what we're trying to do in this book is put it into a little bit of an historical context. so our basic argument is that over the last 20 years there have been a number of changes, some of them slow, some of them more quick, that are changing the way in which we think about where we get public affairs information from. and the three big changes that we think are going on are the blurring of news and entertainment, so think the daily show -- although it's more than that -- the blurring of producers and consumers; there think about the impact that twitter and that youtube had in the iranian or the middle eastern arab spring revolutions, but also in american elections. and the third is the blurring of fact and opinion. we lived in an era prior to this where we thought there was a clear line between when journalists were presenting us factual information from a neutral or father or perspective -- fair perspective and wh
in the daily bustle of battles. that's very difficult in today's political environment. i had two touchdowns who helped me, that helping actually stay grounded as i carry out my lofty responsibilities as majority leader. the first was to occupy what is called the leaders desk. allen knows that will. you look at it everyday as our senate parliamentarian. the leaders desk is a very special special place. it has an ink well and a snuffbox. you pull open the drawer, and their you see the carved and written and handcarved signature of every leader who is occupied that desk. it won't surprise you that lbj is the largest and hardest carved in that drawer. but you look at that desk, and you witnessed those signatures. if that doesn't make you feel part of history, i don't know what ever will. senators who sit at those desks take on the challenge to guard and protect the liberties guaranteed in our constitution. it's the same challenge really that our soldiers take on as they fight and protect this great republic and democracy and distant lands. for which a million men and women have given their live
-class background and i grew up 20 odd years ago in an environment that made it hugely difficult for me to be open and honest and upfront with my family, friends and workmates about the choices i wanted to make in life and the people wanted to see. that was unacceptable 20 odd years ago, and unacceptable today but for hundreds of thousands of people across the country remains the case. i stand to welcome this historic legislation which i think will end discrimination and send a signal that this house values everybody equally across the country and that signal will deeply affect those people like me at 20 years ago who saw this house vote to equalize the age of consent, the first time i saw on the tv screen other gay people for the first time to speak out. i realized i was not alone and it changed my life. we should remember thousands of gay men and women were put to death in concentration camps 40 years ago, thousands more were criminalize, their lives ruined. 30 years ago we still had people being subjected to scientific torment in search of a cure. we have have a long way in a short space of tim
it is less costly and in the environment with political instability, organized crime and then talks a lot about the focus of the national community much beyond the institutional capacity building and strengthening the cooperation. in mali the risks -- i hear a lot of talk and, the problem is not just you cannot just rely on the self-proclaimed representatives of all of the groups in northern mali. they are a minority. so one component among many. so any inclusive political solution should include but also other ethnic groups whether it be me the majority obviously or other ethnic actors. it has to be all inclusive. number two, there is the risk that we try to put nicely. it's exactly what others are waiting for them. they are just waiting to strike, for the opportunity which, and there are risks, right? we know based on the behavior of the forces especially with white skinned arabs. we know the african forces in which report they are by themselves these are one of the most feared for years and who they rely very heavily on them which is good because its, you know, it is the same climate s
the question and what sort of environment them what's what city are you most likely to die in a pool of blood? that's how he put it to his audience, and they compared murdered by strangers, crime, to car crashes and added the two together. portland, vancouver and seattle but in all three places 15% safer in the inner city than you were in the wealthy suburbs because of the combination of those two. and then finally, who talks about asthma? 14 americans die every day from as the. that doesn't sound like a huge amount of its three times rate of the '90s. it's entirely due to automotive exhaust. 90%. pollution isn't what it used to be, the sickest place in america are those places which are the most car dependent, and in phoenix you've got four months out of the year that healthy people are not supposed to leave their houses because the amount of driving going on. so again, what's the solution? finally the most interesting discussion maybe is the environmental discussion, which has turned 180° in the last 10 years. if you look at, even within the global warming discussion, talk about carbon foo
, and california institute for energy and environment, and lawrenceburg late national laboratory, for extraordinary leadership in the development of energy efficient building technologies and related standards anthology. [applause] >> jan t. vilcek. [applause] >> 2011 national medal of technology and innovation to jan t. vilcek, new york university school of medicine, for pioneering work on key contributions to the development of therapeutic antibodies. [applause] >> rangaswamy srinivasan. 2011 national medal of technology and innovation this annual them, rangaswamy srinivasan and james wynne, for the pioneering discovery of laser, photo decomposition of human and animal tissue, laying the foundation for laser refractive surgical tech needs that have revolutionized vision enhancement. [applause] >> edward campbell. [applause] >> 2011 national medal of technology and innovation to transport technologies, cambridge, massachusetts, for sustained innovation through the engineering of the first of the kind practical systems in acoustics signal processing and information technology. [applause] >> that wa
, they will cripple our ability to grow our economy and provide an environment where all americans have the opportunity to lead healthy, safe and productive lives. that is what really brings us together here today because sequestration is about more than numbers on a ledger. there are real people behind these numbers and their lives and livelihoods are on the line. these cuts have consequences and every american will pay the price. with fewer food inspectors we will be more susceptible to foodborne illness. we will be at greater risk of deadly disease outbreak as public health laboratories close. with fewer air traffic controllers flights will be curtailed. classroom size will increase as teachers are laid off. national parks will close up. we will be less safe with fewer police on the streets and we will wait longer to cure debilitating diseases like cancer and alzheimer's. today ndd united is sending two members of congress and the white house a 72 page letter signed by 3200 national, state and local organizations including those represented here today to stop the political brinksmans
is in society, living in marginal or fluctuating environments, such as the desert, where there are periodic food shortages and there isn't enough food occasionally to keep everyone alive. whatever food is available, it has to be reserved for able-bodied people, capable of contributing to the course arrival. and also to the children who will grow up to be the future adults of the tribe. can you still hear me okay? okay. for most americans, it is horrible to think about abandoning or killing your own elderly parents. but what else could go societies do? they face a cruel choice. their old people have to do with their own parents, and the old people know what now is what happened to them. for many who are inclined to blame those tribal societies for abandoning or killing the elderly, let me say the words of winston churchill about the behavior of the japanese admiral in october 1944, when the admiral had to choose between two equally noble choices. winston churchill said of the admiral, those of you who have endured a similar ordeal may judge him. in fact, many of you, many of us here, have already
, back in 2011 and determined there would be no significant impacts on the environment. that's what the administration determined in their own nepa process. and that raises the other point. the white house says well, we don't want to get ahead of the process, but the president effectively abandoned the process more than a year ago when he halted the project by executive action. had he not the state department in keeping with the usual process would have issued a decision on the permit after four years by december, 2011, according to a letter secretary clinton sent to me in august, 2011. i worked toward approval of the keystone x.l. pipeline, first as governor of north dakota and now as a u.s. senator because i believe it is just the kind of project that will grow our economy and create the jobs our country so desperately needs, and it will do so with good environmental stewardship. at the same time, it will reduce our dependence on the middle east for oil, which is what the american people have desired for decades. the keystone x.l. pipeline project is long overdue. for the benefit
-class background and i grew up some 20 odd years ago in an environment to meet a hugely difficult for me to be open and honest and upfront with my family, friends and work mates about choices that want to take in life and the people i wanted to see. i was unacceptable 24 years ago. it's unacceptable today. for many hundreds of thousands of people across our country, it remains the case. i'm standing here today to welcome this historic legislation, which will any discrimination, but more crucially send a signal at this house values everyone equally and not signal will deeply affect those people like me 20 years ago who saw this house both equally as the of consent. that was the first time i'd seen on our tv screen and the first time i realized i was not allowed and it changed my life. so as we take this historic step, we should remember thousands of gay man and tran for women were put to death 40 years ago, thousands were criminalized, live strong. 30 years ago. people subject to scientific torment in search of eight cure appeared to come a long way in a short space of time. it's right in my view th
, be it at a traditional, a charter, a voucher, a virtual or a homeschool environment. moving forward we want to continue to dramatically improve existing schools and give parents the opportunity to choose legitimate alternatives to failing schools. [applause] in addition it transforming education, we must continue to reform government. take the waste, fraud and abuse commission for example. so far they identified nearly $456 million worth of savings. our reforms allow -- [applause] our reforms allow state government to focus on efficiency so taxpayers get great service without needless spending and waste. our reforms also give schools and local governments flexibility to make management choices, to improve their communities while saving money. for example, our technical schools are saving millions of dollars by making simple, common sense changes to instructor schedules and overtime policies. in race keen -- racine county they're saving money with a program that allows non-violent jail inmates to do maintenance work like mowing grass and shoveling snow. and much of the work being done is finding creativ
to a school that would provide them with a safe environment in which to learn. to give them an opportunity, in fact, so they could see college as an option. an opportunity that mr. kelly did not have. within two years at a private school, ray caught up to his classmates, and is now a student in college. and his sisters, who are here with us today as well, are attending the preparatory school of d.c. and are on a similar path to opportunity. now, i visited this school yesterday. it is amazing. it is making a real difference in the lives of kids who, without that school, could possibly be lost. and this is what is at stake. because now they have great teachers, terrific administrators, small class sizes, and a mission that said every kid's got to succeed. now, no one should deny ray or his sisters this opportunity. [applause] >> joseph kelly, nor any parent should have to wait for failed education systems, failed school systems, to get their act together. throughout the country, there are some promising signs that we can bring schools and parents together to improve our educational system. s
is precious to the european union. but which also must be respectful of the environment. and that's why world development will complement that. not offsetting these two policies against one another. that will be easy to do. we must keep the pedestal of european policies because otherwise how can we go from the? my second principle is that the budget, the financial framework which is to be proposed must continue the growth partner we adopted in june of this year. last year. now, that means that we must promote innovatioinnovatio n, infrastructure, new energy, new forms of energy because there will be no consistency is in june we were to set out a roadmap and then we're have a deflationary pack and the fall of the european financial framework. my third principle is that the budget must support the most vulnerable of europeans, those most exposed to the crisis, the poorest of the poor. the funds for their must not only be kept going, they must have more money paid into them. we have the globalization adjustment fund. it is necessary. we are to deal with the restructure. many countries have to fa
and the environment in southern afghanistan and western pakistan. , and it born as an attempt at new america by a diverse group of researchers to get at some of the diversity of the taliban itself at the time when the united states was puzzling over the rejury gent as a movement and a political force in afghanistan. as a military challenge, and really a challenge that had been neglected in the years after the 2001 defeat of the islamic member of the afghanistan. and which revived and presented itself as a grave d.a. lem that toment obama administration as it arrived in 2009. our effort to cowhat think tanks do. provide ground for it an complexity and granularity about this phenomena. recognizing that the sort of clicheed image of one eyed -- and his band of the devoted and attractable fan net tack was inadequate and falsifying of the problem. so the purpose was not prosecute a particular view of the taliban but just to start to document some sections of the diversity. and some aspect of the characteristic that were otherwise not part of american debate and discourse. i'm really proud of this
on the american environment." tell me about your book. >> in the last two years we have seen the single worst legislative assault in our history against the common sense safeguards would all depend on to protect our air, water, wildlife, land. we have seen more than 300 votes in the house of representatives meant to water down, undermine, delay or block altogether needed protections, and this has gone after the clean water act. the clean air act, the endangered species act. is gone after iconic places like the chesapeake bay, the appalachian mountains, the gulf of mexico. the great lakes. and it's endangering the future of our children, our health. we felt like the american people need to know about this and here's why. the american people did not ask for this reckless assault, somebody else do. the corporate polluters who spent hundreds of millions of dollars every year pumping up the campaign coffers or anybody who will take a smokestack agenda up on capitol hill. we felt like this would be told because the american people care about their future. so when people want to understand gee, why
are guilty of bullying their opposition and creating an environment that discourages political debate. this heritage foundation event is a little under our. [applause] >> a pleasure to be here. i am a huge fan of heritage foundation. when town hall was part of heritage foundation never the first of the to pick up my syndicated column. i have a fourth book. primetime propaganda. the left. the heritage. for that too. also the editor at large of breitbart news. and that has the video locally and los angeles after border if you have an eye upon you can tune in. pacific time. start off by talking a little bit about andrew breitbart. and the editor at large. a mentor of mine. i met andrew and i was 17 years old. he had just seen a column that i wrote. as he was wanting to do, he was sitting in a greasy talk of joint. saw the column and probably e-mail me at the time. it was just the secret other half of the report. and we got together, became aspirins, and one of the things that we used to talk about a lot because we knew each other for over a decade before his untimely death was, he used t
that livestock raising around the world takes a toll on the environment, et cetera. and yet you sell meat in whole fooleds stores, and we talk about this. some people would say, okay, well, here's john mackey talking about how we have to do the right thing and on the other side he is chasing profits. how do you put those two things together? >> guest: perfection is not one of the options we have, and i don't think of it so much as tradeoffs -- often times if you look for tradeoffs you'll find tradeoffs and that's the way the analytical mind works. i goes in there and tries to pick things apart and fine the tradeoff. i always say when you find the tradeoff in business it's a failure of imagination imagination, failure of creativity that hasn't yet found that win-win strategy. the example you use, the reality of the fact is that we're in business to serve our customers. and our customers wrote when they come into hour stores and if we're not prepared to sell them the food they want to buy, it's not a so much we're chasing profits, is that we're trying to create value for our customers and t
, something about climate change, something about how to treat the environment and something about culture and traditions. but we don't learn anything about anything, we only teach at it one way and that is the history that does not fit our petition particular situation. >> host:>> host: randall robinss your method or your lyricism and writing changed since moving to st. kitts full-time? >> guest: perhaps, perhaps because it's such a very lyrical place and it affords friendships of all kinds across and up and down socioeconomic lines, it's a wonderfully intimate place. it's been very good for me and good for my family. >> when you are writing for the looking at from where you are sitting? >> guest: i don't look at the water and i don't get anything done. i go in a room upstairs in the house and i turn the ceiling fan on number one and let it move slowly and it makes you contemplative you know. i sit there and hope that something happens and frequently it does. so i'm very happy about that. i wrote cata in st. kitts so maybe it reflects that. >> host: how often do you wear that nice suit in
, college custom education, the environment. there's more about electrify 10 seasons of deportation than about upward mobility and modernizing two shins. how do you do with it? to raise. sensitively as he put forward proposals the public leaves will address these problems and then you've got to stand out some of the rougher edges and stop the what governor bobby jindal calls a soup party to senate candidate in the 2012 election with worries about and that cost is two seats. and then there are broader issues, ways in which the republican party sometimes speaks coming to send a signal that we really interested in getting. is a tonal issue that republicans need to address and i'm glad eric cantor is doing this. and others like marco rubio and paul ryan are doing the same thing. >> host: peter wehner joining us with the republican party. (202)585-3881 for republicans. (202)585-3880 or democrats. (202)585-3882 for independence. send us an e-mail at if that is right, what's to say that those who define themselves as a sprinter who define themselves as tea party can her pred
makes it special is that we have a social market economy and we have focused on environment and climate issues. we will also try to make a good basis of that. and all of the other things that make europe special. what we need to do is to change what we feel is our core values. we need to do this come as, as i have tried to do back home in denmark. we have done three things. first of all, we have kept an extremely tight budget. we have adopted a budget legislation and we can no longer exceed our budget from here on turn year-to-year. all of this means that we have a very low interest rate in denmark, we have become a safe haven. a tight budget is important. the second thing is to be on a reform friendly. we have performed so much the last year that i don't think it has any comparison in our history. we have performed early retirement, and we have now reformed the benefit system. we are trying to reform the education system. we have been on a big frenzy. there then come i feel that this is important. we have tried to bring balance into our budget. at the same time, having a focus on the g
of a program and the environment? >> spend my right honorable friend speaks very knowledgeably about this but these are going to be extremely difficult negotiations, and, obviously, our aim as i said this was a significant cut that is spoken about. i think the point he makes about agriculture is important. particularly about the flexibility that we require to make sure things like the rural develop a program can continue to succeed. >> we know the prime minister has met lots of millionaires, but has he ever met anyone who will lose their home because of his bedroom tax? >> i hold constituency hearings and i listened all the cases that lead of the opposition has today. i have are a of price norse -- in my constituents aren't many families living in my constituency. but what they said to me as they want a government that is on the side people who work hard and do the right thing. and they support the fact that we are capping welfare, we're getting on top of immigration, cleaning up the mess left by her party. >> thank you, mr. speaker. today is the united nations international day on z
in an environment that made it easy for me to be open and honest and up front with my family, with my friend and with my work mates, about the choices i wanted to take in life and the people who i wanted to see. that was unacceptable 20 odd years ago, mr. speak are. it's unacceptable today. but today many hundreds of thousands of people across our country it remains the case. so i'm standing here today to welcome this historic legislation which i think will end a discrimination that perhaps more crucially sends a signal that this house values everybody equally across our country and that signal will equally affect these people like me that 20 years ago saw this house change the age of is -- is not -- so as we all take this historic step we should remember that thousands of gay and lesbian men and women were put to death in the concentration camps. 30 years ago we still had people subjected to -- we have come a long way in a short space of time. it is absolutely right in my view, that this house takes the next step and delivers full legal equality to lesbian, gay, and buy sexual people in our
bringing investigative reporting to the civil-rights story and the other is the fbi environment, killing, the meridian bombing, the attempted set up by the fbi that led to the arrest of tommy terence, murder in athens. tell me if you would the impact having that kind of news coverage on the movement had on sort of the national understanding of what was going on. >> we really understood the press as educational tv. everything that had been going on that we were involved in had been going on for 100 years. it was hard to get it out. because this is 1963, i was reminded that fred shuttlesworking to get martin luther king on the seventeenth of december to promise he would come to birmingham this year but that is because on the fourteenth or fifteenth fred's church had been bombed for the third time in 1962. there had been 16 bombings of homes that receive no publicity. fred shuttlesworth was quite frank that he needed martin luther king to come over there to give intention to this in just this. one of my other good friends, a guy who had been with us in the movement from camera man, was quit
raising takes a toll on the environment the yet you sell the meat in whole foods stores. some people would say you have to do the right thing this is the mission and purpose but then he has profits. higher to put that together? >> perfection is not one of the options but as a trade-off to say if you look for trade-offs you will find tradeoff that is the analytical mind and tries to pick things apart the eyes say it is a failure of imagination that has not found that strategy but we're in business to serve our customers a and they vote when they come into our stores if we're not to prepared to buy what we sell but they decide what is liable to them. we have a responsibility to educate them to influence to make choices that they decide what is a value to i wouldn't want to live of a society where so-called experts make the decisions before should be accountable for their own choices with dishes have the freedom and built -- business ultimately serves customers but that being said when that was started on he sold 5% in organic food now we're close of 50% through educating customer base over 3
tv, ben shapiro contends that liberals are guilty of bullying their opposition and creating an environment that discourages political debate. this heritage foundation event is a little under an hour. [applause] >> it's always a pleasure to be here: i'm a huge fan of heritage foundation, everything that they do, actually. they were the first outlet to pick up my syndicated column. i do have a fourth book before "bullies," i spoke here at heritage for that too. i'm also the editor at large of breitbart news, so if you're bored or have an ipad, you can tune in at i want to start by talking about andrew breitbart. andrew was a mentor of mine. i met andrew when i was 17 years old. he had just seen a column i wrote for the ucla daily bruin, and he was sitting in a greasy taco joint, saw the column and then promptly e-mailed me. at the time, andrew was just the secret other half of the drudge report. we got together, we became fast friends. and one of the things that andrew and i used to talk about a lot because we knew each other for over a decade before his untimely death, he used to t
to work in that environment because we don't have great intelligence on these organizations. we don't know what we are doing in afghanistan and we don't know what we are doing in iraq. islamic we don't know how to go in or how to get out. >> and we have learned that. >> one last question, since you have security clearance when you make a speech or write a book to you have to have clearance? >> who asked that question? i want to speak to you afterwards. i've never submitted any speech or article. this book was submitted these are suggestions or called for. i made some and provided footnotes to display with others and i challenged the ones that i thought had nothing to do with classified material and never heard anything again. laughter irca of 63 very much. [applause] >> a great way to leave it. [applause] >> thank you very much for the session. islamic we will have book signings and the library. >> former treasury secretary working on the u.s. financial crisis as well as his tenure as the president of the federal reserve bank of new york. a website for but recommendations and sales has lau
was to create a partnership with the afghan government a stable environment for long-term political economic and social development. however as we reported that program had not met the primary goal of extending legitimacy of the afghan government nor had i brought the government closer to people nor had it lost its stability. in fact my auditors found that each of the eight provinces with the most activity experienced a dramatic increases in the level of violence in 2006 to 2010. violent state is a useful indicator of stability and in this data has certainly suggested that the program was not achieving its intended goals. likewise in july of last year we issued a report on the afghan infrastructure program which congress created to leverage and coordinate the department of state, department of defense and a.i.d. resources for large-scale infrastructure projects in afghanistan. we found that five of the seven fiscal year 2011 projects were behind schedule and that some of these projects may not achieve the positive coin effect for several years if at all. we also identified some messes where
be adapted to respond to this new threat environment. in the near term we have agreed with the department of state to add 35 new marine security guard detachments -- almost a thousand ma reaches -- over the next two or three years in addition the 152 detachments in place today. we're working with state to identify those specific locations for the new detachments and we'll identify any necessary resource and structure adjustments in order to support this initiative. although there was not a marine security guard detachment posted to the benghazi temporary mission facility, based on our review of all embassy security incidents that occurred in september of 2012, in teunis in cairo in khartoum, we have initiated cord nation with the department of state to expand the marines' role beyond their primary mission of protecting classified information. their primary mission is not providing outside security. their premiere mission is to protect classified inflammation. but we believe that we can try to augment their role into -- in terms of providing greater security and protection as well. this co
. so for the sake of our nation's economy, for our national security and the world's environment, we must strive to produce the largest possible percentage of our oil needs domestically and endeavor to obtain any of our imports from neighbors and strong allies whether they be canada, whether they be mexico, tapping our potential and restoring trust in our people will be a breakthrough in itself. now, within our report we've set out a number of important goals, and these are generally centered around where we need to be by 2020. >> that was a portion of senator murkowski's remarks. you can watch the entire event on c-span's video library. and today here on c-span2 live coverage from the floor of the senate coming in at 2 eastern for general speeches and at 5:30 voting to advance a bill reauthorizing the violence against women act. that's a domestic violence law that expired in 2011. before the senate comes in, though, in about half an hour, a look at immigration policy recommendations that have been proposed recently. this is from today's "washington journal." >> host: weekly at this
in an environment and rules that work for them so things like no budget, no pay, bipartisan seeking of the house floor, so we are not always a nation divided, even with our leaders. i want to share a video with your from congressman jack kingston of georgia and the message he has about a unique relationship he has developed. let's see what he had to say. >> the thing i really don't like about k-9 is a have to sit next to jim moran. ever the don't like jim grant. it turns out were friends. he gave me a ride home that night. i would have walked if not for my arch enemy, nemesis, a democrat jim moran. that is the problem with "no labels," you start liking people he is a good guy. i always liked him anyhow, but those kinds of relationships can take place because what happens in washington just at the time when you have decided don't like somebody something like k-9 brings you together, you get to know him, and you find that your the one that was wrong. this is a great group, lots of potential, and by a wall behind it. [applause] >> that is a great message from a republican from georgia
, but the skillful strategist is one who recognizes the lucky environment and knows what to do with it. i'd agree with you completely. >> we're going to have to close this off but thank you. do you have any comments about petraeus coming back to public life? >> not going to come back to public life in the sense of political life? but i think in a few months you'll see him reemerging. he has been adviced -- his career counselor this same guy who advised president clinton after his own stint, and he advises a lot of people, and he is very good at at it. so i think that you haven't seen the last of him. >> thank you so much. [applause] >> on your screen is a photograph taken in 1942 in buffalo, new york. university of pennsylvania professor barney zoehler, what are we looking at. >> we're looking at woman who committed suicide during that year, and a photographer happened to be passing by and took the picture. the picture appeared in "life" and won widely acclaimed awards for having been able to capture the moment at the personal's death. the moment at which the person was about to die. and this is
thought livestock are not the world takes a toll on the environment, etc.. yet you meet in the stores and we talk about this some people would say okay well here is john mackey talking about how we have to do the right thing and this is a greater mission and purpose and on the other side he's chasing profits. how do you put those together? >> guest: perfection is not one of the options we have and i don't think it is a trade-off. oftentimes if you look for the trade-offs you will find trade-offs. that is the we the the amount of local mind works. it goes in and tries to take things apart and find the trade-off. i say when you find the trade-off in the business it is a failure of imagination and creativity that couldn't find or hasn't yet found that strategy. in in the example that you use, the reality of the fact is that we are in business to serve our customers and our customers vote when they come into our stores and if we are not prepared to sell them the food they want to buy it isn't so much that we are chasing profits as we are trying to create value for the customers and they d
schools, but also charter schools. a competitive environment where schools compete for students rather than the other way around gives every child from the inner city of washington to the streets of los angeles an equal chance at a greater destiny. now, one of our priorities this year and a house would be to move heaven and earth to fix her education system for the most vulnerable. and when those children graduate from high school, we must expand their choices, and college has got to be an option. in 1980, the average cost of college was roughly $8000 a year. today, it is over 20,000, and less than 60% of the students who enroll in a for your program graduate within six years. clearly, something is broken. according to president obama's former jobs council, by 2020 would be a million and have jobs without the college graduates to fill them. while there is a persistent unmet demand of four to 500,000 job openings and health care sector alone. recent reports indicate that there are not enough skilled applicants to fill the jobs in the booming natural gas industry. now, suppose colleges p
already have. some nations are creating environments so attractive to global manufacturers that companies have relocated much of their activities on foreign soil. our global trade imbalance is do growing as we export less and import more. and today the imbalance includes many high-tech products. other nations are changing their policy to become more competitive and so should we. fortunately blazing trails in to new frontiers is what america has always done best. to set the stage for the congress and to understand where america is heading, we have very knowledgeable witnesses testifying before us today. each of them understands both the public and private research and development efforts as well as where our global competitors are headed. members of the committee have the opportunity to work together on policies that will help america stay competitive. and today's hearing is the first step. that concludes my opening statement. and gentlewoman from texas is recognized. >> thank you very much. for holding the hearing and thank you for yesterday's bipartisan retreat. i hope all of us will lis
that with the baby boom generation and the new health care environment there is a shortage of health care workers of the various levels of physicians and certainly everything else the number of areas that are medically served appropriately. there are issues of getting in the hospitals comes a there are a number of issues and is also hard when you come in on a place like mine on the exchange of the visa to go into the research field and took me several years to make my way out to that because of the kind fiction that is placed. as we have always advocated that when you go through the immigration part of a specially the skilled immigration part, there should be a great deal of affordability and market based capitalistic system and gravitate with the schools and where the demands are and where they can contribute best and health care is no exception to that. the privilege of working in the office on the program of which i am a graduate i would say and to provide service in the backlog at the end of the overall great ideas and it should be a lot of. >> thank you. when you talk about agriculture we ha
's a problem. >> economists always talk about. what is going on here than the see this environment changing in a fundamental way? >> what is confused as there are two issues. do you want a particular subsidy spending like aiden the you have got and do you wanted in the tax cut? actually, do you want the tax code in the budget cents and you want the irs to administer it? the first issue is whether you want the provision which seems to me as the same issue you have a threat spending treks spending. my action is the one item i do say. low income levels have given what is going on an income and to -- distribution. i don't like the budget accounting because it feels like it is a tax cut when it is equivalent to direct it expenditure, so it makes it easier to enact and we should recognize the same effects as the direct span the chair. most of the subsidies. i think the irs probably gets it administered as best they can. it largely relates to this budget accounting concept that it looks like a negative tax and therefore is not the same thing as larger -- it appears to be smaller government when is
for what they believe. >> it's how you teach an old dog new tricks. >> most of us are in our environment how we were raised, and we learn from them. i have said there's five promises every adult should make. the first is a child should have a loving and caring adults in their life and the second is they should have a healthy start to read the child should have an education. the child should have a safe place. the second one is a promise you cannot teach. they should grow to be loving and caring adult and give something back. the usually emulate that who they were raised by and have their fellow suit. in the political process it is hard for anyone of you looking today to try to find a hero that says i'm willing to make a vote. hopefully we will give political leaders and policy makers the courage to say i am willing to sit down and talk. i'm not worried about guilt by conversation. even though i might disagree or think that you are not right for the left field i want to hear what you are coming from. maybe we can find some commonality. i am going to make a tough vote and if someone says y
are quite concerned about the handoff that occurs in a post-acute environment where, essentially, there's no particular incentive for the acute care to really track what occurs when someone's post--acute. -- post-acute. recent attention to readmission strategy and whether we're seeing too many readmissions and really a disincentive to do so. but it's really the much broader question which is how do you encourage the full full array of providers that take care of a particular patient to begin to coordinate in much more closely in terms of the utilization of servicesesome so bundling i think is really as some of us think of an attempt to try and look at those incentives and to try and do a better job of helping patients manage throughout that full array of services so that from a preadmit to an acute care or episode to a postacute management over time that there's more attention given to those handoffs and more coordination in terms of the sharing of information so that, essentially, the patient isn't having to sort of reestablish the data set every time they see a different provider whet
a safe of, secure environment in which she can live and grow. so we've got to hold each of us individually accountable, um, and do so in a way that honors each other's basic humanity can and basic human rights, assures that we create safe and thriving communities, caring communities. but we can't simply resort to shame and blame and get caught up in a wave of punitiveness that makes us less safe and ultimately denies the basic humanity, um, of those we claim to care about. >> thank you. >> thanks. >> thank you. my name is james -- [inaudible] and i'd like to just thank you for bringing this presentation to this area of the country. i think it needs it more than most of the area, especially here in this area. but i have a concern that i really like your approach that you've taken to this. it's like a root cause analysis of what has caused the massive incarceration of so many african-americans and that you've used data and statistics to lay out. my question has to do with where is the african-american churches when it comes to getting involved? what has happened to them? we seem
environment of the last nine years, international best practice, what do we know? >> interesting question. one thing to throw at is we tend to talk about immigration policy but actually u.s. tax policy towards expatriates' is incredibly convoluted and a huge problem particularly if you believe as i do that the circulation of talent having americans live in other countries and bring skills and experience they diner in those places is a valuable things july encourage us to think in terms of net worth and transfer of knowledge more comprehensively but the point about best practices people often cite canada and australia and a lot of learning between those societies as well but what is noteworthy is canada has incredibly draconian emigration policies as relates to their guest worker program etc. so we tend to think of canada as squishy and progressive and also admit more immigrants, then united states does. one reason this has worked as a political settlement is there's rigorous immigration enforcement but in my view it is unimaginable. even someone who tends to think we have fairly tight immigrat
it is $125,000 as we have added so much more equipment for the environment. the good news is it is much better for the environment. but there has been a cost associated with that. so, costs are up and the lending is not what it once was. so we have many -- i showed you the small fleets are not growing the number of trucks they operate. in part the reason they are doing that, and i also showed you the age has gone up significantly so they are not worth as much as a 3-year-old truck, so we have many small fleets having to sell used trucks to afford one new one. part of that is because they cannot get financing for as much so they have to put more down. the of a thing on this that i have seen over the last two years is lease financing used to be 10%. any trucks that you would acquire in a year especially the smaller fleets would be maybe 10% of the trucks would be from the finance leasing and the rest of the purchases. today is 30 to 40% because it is the only way that they can get it. they can't get all of the financing that they need for the purchasers comes of they are turning more to t
taxpayers union, and before that he served as legislative assistant to alex energy environment and agricultural and civil justice tax forces. finally, we will hear from reihan salam on the substance and the politics of immigration reform. reihan salam is a nonfiction writer and a policy analyst. is a policy advisor for economics 21, a contributing editor at "national review" and a columnist for reuters opinion and dcma contributed. after each of our panelists be, we will take questions from the audience so please wait for a microphone before you ask your question as the event is being live stream and w we would like you to be picked up. finally, please form any statement released in the form of the question. thanks, and i will turn it over to alex. >> thank you laura, and is a pleasure to be here tonight. this is the earliest i've been out of the office in weeks, based on how much this issue has been in the news was a pleasure to be here. so i think a pivotal question is what should a supporter of free market and private enterprise think about immigration. what should a good po
to making sure that his son and his three sisters could have access to a school with a safe environment in which to learn. within two years at a private school, he caught up with his classmates and he is now a student in college. his sisters, who are here with us today as well, they are attending a preparatory school in there on a similar path. i visited the school yesterday, and it is amazing. it is making a real difference in the lives of kids. without this help could possibly be lost. right now they have great teachers and small class sizes and a mission that says that every child has to succeed. no one should deny them this opportunity. [applause] >> joseph kelly, nor any parent should have to wait for failed education and failed school systems to get their act together. throughout the country, there are promising signs that we can bring schools and parents together to improve our education system. the administrators, teachers, the more money it receives from a low incomes who then there are incentives for reasons to differentiate themselves, the schools. imagine if we tried to move
surpass us or already have. some nations create an environment so difficult that many have relocated and the global imbalance is as lee export less and import now or and other changing policies are becoming more competitive. fortunately blazing trails into new frontiers is what america has always done best. to set the stage for this
. they called me dummy. i was the butt of all the jokes. now, admittedly, it was a bad environment. single-parent home, you know, my mother and father had gotten divorced early on. my mother got married when she was 13. she was one of 24 children. had a horrible life. discovered that her husband was a bigamist, had another family. and she only had a third grade education. she had to take care of us. dire poverty. i had a horrible temper, poor self-esteem. all the things that you think would preclude success. but i had something very important, i had a mother who believed in me, and i had a mother who would never allow herself to be a victim no matter what happened. never made excuses, and she never accepted an excuse from us. and if we ever came up with an excuse, she always said do you have a brain? and if the answer was, yes, then she said then you could have thought your way out of it. it doesn't matter what john or susan or mary or anybody else did or said. and it was the most important thing she did for my brother and myself. because if you don't accept excuse, pretty soon people stop
was the stupidest person in the world. they called my dummy. i was the butt of the jokes. it was a bad environment. single parent home, my mother and father got qorsed. my mother got married when she was 13. she was one of 24 children. had a horrible life. discovered her husband was a bigamist and only had a third grade education. she had to take care of us from dire poverty. had a horrible temper and horrible self-est teem. i had had a mother who believed in me. and i had a mother who would never allow herself to be a victim no matter what happened. never made excuses, and she never accepted an excuse from us. if we ever came up with an excuse, she said, do you have a brain? if the answer was yes, then she said, then you could have thought of your way out of it. it doesn't matter what anybody else did or said. and it was the most important thing she did for my brother and myself. because if you don't accept excuses, pretty soon people stop giving them and start look forking solutions. that's a critical issue when it comes to success. well, you know, we did live in dire poverty, and one of the thi
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